Engaging the Global Class War
Chapter 5: Communist Pedagogy: Centering Marx’s General Law of Capitalist Accumulation
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Centering Marx’s General Law of Capitalist Accumulation
In this chapter, I turn to Marx’s insights on capitalist accumulation, his theory of becoming, and his writing on the necessity of the planned economy. This chapter, then, returns us explicitly back to the U.S. context, detailing the causes of the crises of capitalism and how we can—through the Party-form—overthrow capitalism and institute socialism. This chapter contributes to Marxist educational theory not by doing the important work of summarizing and building upon the contemporary body of existing Marxist pedagogy, but by offering a systematic analysis of Marx’s (1867/1967) General Law of Capitalist Accumulation, as outlined in chapter 25 of the first volume of Capital. Underscoring this analysis is the beginning of a systematic examination of the second volume of Capital, which takes the circuit of capital as a whole as its object of examination. This unique focus pushes the Marxist revolutionary pedagogy advanced here, as we will see, toward the unnecessarily controversial concept of the planned economy. The form such a Marxist pedagogy takes is necessarily the Party, a conclusion, which follows the work and practice of Derek Ford (2013; 2015; forthcoming).
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